It turns out by increasing the rate of isn’t the only change Google has planned for its web browser. In a tweet spotted by 9to5Google (via XDA Developers), Alex Ainslie, Chrome Design Manager, detailed a new feature that makes it easier to try out all of the experimental features Google is working on. Starting this week, the Canary version of the browser includes a beaker icon where you can enable experimental features and send feedback to the Chrome team.
👩🔬 We hope to collect more feedback on @Google Chrome updates as they develop. If you’re using Canary today (and soon Dev and Beta), you’ll notice a small beaker on the toolbar that makes it easy to try new things out and share suggestions on how they should evolve. pic.twitter.com/doPLzJbnRW
– Alex Ainslie (@alexainslie) March 5, 2021
In the past, trying experiments in Chrome meant turning on indicators. It made them difficult to access if you didn’t know what you were doing. It was also not easy to see at a glance which ones you had activated. Ainslie said Google is adding the menu to collect more feedback on updates as they develop. To that end, the beaker icon will also make its way to the developer and beta versions of Chrome. This means you won’t have to use the less stable version of Chrome to see what Google has in store for users.